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Margerum Wine Company

These are recipes we’ve enjoyed with our wines and we hope you will enjoy them as well (wine pairings can be found above).  Send us your recipes you have enjoyed with our wines and we will add them after giving them a try.

Margerum Wine Company wines are always made with the table in mind.  Doug’s background in the restaurant business as well as his extensive travels around the world enjoying culinary experiences has given him a unique perspective on the pairing of food and wine.  After countless tasting menus and bottles opened we feel pretty confident on what works.  Margerum wines tend to be lower in alcohol, higher in acid, less extracted, always dry (when making dry wines), lighter, leaner, and not “big”.  Chefs love our wines as they enhance their food and each bite is anew because the wine is a complement.

▼ Watch the Latest Recipe Cooking with Doug: Chinese Chicken Salad
 

Chinese Chicken Salad
Great for lunch or dinner. Watch a video on how to cook this delicious salad with Doug as well!
Dijon Chicken
Let this be your new go-to weeknight comfort food that is quick and easy to pull together, as well as being full of flavor. The slight creaminess of the D and Fonte contrast the bright, tangy notes of the Dijon mustard broth.
Sauvignon Blanc and Cheese
We love Humbolt fog at the winery, but goat cheese in general is a great pairing with Sauvignon Blanc
Shrimp and Grits
Wild Gulf Shrimp & Andouille sausage sauteed in a creole sauce of creamy stone ground grits

Santa Maria Tri-tip
Quintessential Santa Barbara BBQ, this Santa Maria tri-tip will ensure that you are the star of your next barbeque.

Baked Brie with Caramelized Apples and Onions
Baked Brie with Caramelized Apples and Onions Pair with BARDEN Chardonnay
Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken
Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken Pair with BARDEN Chardonnay
Farro Salad
Farro Salad Pair with BARDEN Chardonnay

Grilled Asparagus
Grilled Asparagus - quick and easy
Rib Eye Steak
Finishing off a grilled ribeye steak with a high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a classic presentation.
Turkey Bolognese with Roasted Cauliflower
You won’t miss the pasta with this hearty dish that uses cauliflower as a base.

Bobby's Creamed Corn
This creamed corn is one of Bobby's favorite summertime treats.
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
This is a great appetizer or flavorful side dish
Pinot Gris and Cheese
We like a salty cheese, like a Manchego or an aged white cheddar.
Salmon on a Cedar Plank
Salmon has the perfect amount of natural fat to leave it flaky and moist when prepared on the grill.

Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms with a Parmesan Topping
Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms with a Parmesan Topping Pair with BARDEN Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills
Beets and Burrata
Beets and Burrata Pair with BARDEN Pinot Noir, Sanford & Benedict
Duck Breast with Berry Sauce and Wild Mushroom Risotto
Duck Breast with Berry Sauce and Wild Mushroom Risotto Pair with BARDEN Pinot Noir, Sanford & Benedict
Garlic and Herb Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms
Garlic & Herb Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms Pair with BARDEN Pinot Noir
Grilled Liberty Duck with Lentils
We get a few Liberty Ducks at the winery each year for special occasion lunches. This recipe is our favorite
Liberty Duck with Mushroom Fricassee
Seared Liberty Duck with Mushroom Fricassee Serve with Barden Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir and Cheese
We love Époisses de Bourgogne which is a triple cream/washed rind cheese. Commonly referred to as Époisses, it is a pungent unpasteurised cows-milk cheese. Smear-ripened (washed in marc de Bourgogne, the local pomace brandy), it is circular with a distinctive soft red-orange colour. It is sold in a circular wooden box, and in restaurants, is usually served on a spoon due to its extremely soft texture.
Roasted Beef Tenderloin
Roasted Beef Tenderloin Pair with BARDEN SRH Pinot

Lemongrass-Barbecued Pork with Rice-Vermicelli Salad
This lighter Asian entrée pairs beautifully with the tart, slightly sweet Alsatian style Riesling.
Riesling and Cheese
We love a young goat cheese, like Bucheron, or a young blue cheese

Brooks' Cucumber salad
Brooks' homegrown salad features sweet Persian cucumbers and a creamy avocado dressing.
Creamy Herb Chicken with Green Beans
Creamy herb chicken with green beans (pair with Vin Gris of Pinot Noir)
Eggplant Pizza
Serve while still hot and pair with BARDEN Vin Gris of Pinot Noir for a fantastic appetizer or small meal!
Orzo with Roasted Vegetables
Great if made in advance and easy to transport (like for summer picnics!)
Pear and Cambozola Crostata
Pear & Cambozola Crostata (Pair with BARDEN Vin Gris of Pinot Noir)
Proscuitto Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese (Pair with Vin Gris of Pinot Noir)
Rosé and Cheese
We love a creamy La Tour which is a blend of goat and sheep's milk typically from the Piedmont. Fresh, lactose intense cheese shaped like a cupcake.
Smoked Salmon with Creme Fraiche on Blinis
This no cook appetizer is super easy for entertaining and the prefect compliment to our dry Rosé. To class it up even more, add caviar. Our favorite source is Tsar Nicoulai Caviar

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
A perfect pairing with Syrah.
Leg of Lamb Shawarma
The warm spice notes of the shawarma reflect the subtle nuances of our single vineyard syrahs. Let this Middle Eastern influenced dish be the head-turner at your next party.
Roasted Lamb
This easy, flavorful meat will be a crowd pleaser and is tough to mess up! Rosemary not your thing? Substitute another herb like thyme or oregano. At the winery, we pair this with a cheesy polenta.
Syrah and Cheese
For Syrah, we suggest light blue cheeses, like St. Agur. We also love Montbriac

Cajun Pinwheels (Shrimp/Chicken)
Great appetizer than can be prepared 1 day in advance
Grenache and Cheese
We love Gouda, which is typically a Dutch yellow cheese made from cow's milk.
Seared Ahi with Mushroom Risotto
A nice meal to transition from Summer to Fall, this one hits all the right notes.

Creamy Coconut Curry Chicken
Creamy Coconut Curry Chicken
Lemon-Parmesan Artichoke Rounds
Lemon-Parmesan Artichoke Rounds
Salmon Cakes with a Kale and Wild Rice Salad
Salmon Cakes with a Kale and Wild Rice Salad
White Bean and Spinach Flatbread
White Bean and Spinach Flatbread